My friends at Krombacher recently invited me to one of their favorite restaurants in Toronto, Tappo Restaurant and Wine Bar. This fantastic Italian restaurant is located in Toronto’s East End Distillery District in a beautiful 18th century heritage building. The staff are insatiably friendly and well versed on their beer, wine and food menus. We arrived shortly before 10pm and were the last table to leave just after midnight. There is simply nothing better than sharing good food, beer and wine with friends into the wee hours of the evening.
My favorite dish was the duck and fig risotto, with the gnocchi a quick runner up. Be sure to order as many of the pasta dishes as possible they are all perfectly executed on the plate. Be sure to swing by Tappo as the city heats up this summer. Their patio sits on Mill Streets cobblestone streets. A perfect spot to grab a Pils, soak in the sun and people watch your weekend away.
Dolcetto D’alba Sylla Sebaste, Piemonte (100% Dolcetto)
Parmigiano, Olive, Bruschetta
Champagne risotto, strawberries and blueberry reduction
Lattuga Romana E Radicchio
hearts of romaine and radicchio drizzled with horseradish dressing topped with spicy pancetta and shaved parmigiano
Carpaccio di Manzo
thinly sliced aged beef tenderloin with baby arugula, shaved parmigiano and drizzled with capre aioli, extra virgin olive oil
Penne Alla Salsiccia Di Maiale Piccante
penne pasta, spicy Italian pork sausage and leeks in sweet plum tomato sauce
Tortellini Alla Vodka
three cheese tortellini, double smoked bacon, green onion, vodka cream sauce
Gnocchi di Spinaci E Ricotta Al Gorgonzola
ricotta-spinach gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce with caramelized pears and roasted walnut
Risotto Al Anatra
arborio rice with woodland mushrooms topped with smoked duck and fortified fig
Sella D’Agnello Al “Provencal”
Dijon mustard and herb crusted rack of Australian lamb, mint lamb jus, roasted potato and vegetable medley
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Hazelnut Gelato
#170 restaurant reviewed in Ontario since moving to Toronto in 2010.